Check out the DOENuts blog (The Good And the Bad About Danielson's and APP)
on this issue.
The union does endorse this method of evaluation but only after the specific details of the method are negotiated as the law reguires. We also don't want to start such a method until all parties are completely familiar with it and until the evaluators are certified and qualified to do so. The joint training is merely a small but a significant step in that direction.